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WowEyes Jun 16th 2016 9:49 am

Where to place ads?
 
:unsure:
DH has just moved, and found a place to stay. However, I'm guessing its in the middle of the desert (sarcasm) because there are not many stores around where he can just walk down and ask for stuff.

He needs some handyman services, cleaning services and laundry services to start off with.

What is the normal process? Are there websites where we can place and ad for the kind of services we need and then its upto the businesses to contact us with quotes?

I'm still trying to help him get a few basics done before we land there.

Thanks,

Millhouse Jun 16th 2016 10:23 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 
where is he living? maybe people can just recommend?

WowEyes Jun 16th 2016 10:35 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 
Its a villa in Jumeira at the moment.
Would love recommendations.


Also, is there an alternate to Dubizzle?
Where do we advertise for hiring a maid?

Millhouse Jun 16th 2016 10:44 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 

Originally Posted by WowEyes (Post 11975134)
Its a villa in Jumeira at the moment.
Would love recommendations.


Also, is there an alternate to Dubizzle?
Where do we advertise for hiring a maid?

spinneys supermarkets maybe

a quick google search for dubai maids will bring up hundreds of cleaning companies.

All around 35dh/ hour - minimum is normally 3 hours. All much the same.

WowEyes Jun 16th 2016 10:55 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 11975142)
spinneys supermarkets maybe

a quick google search for dubai maids will bring up hundreds of cleaning companies.

All around 35dh/ hour - minimum is normally 3 hours. All much the same.


I meant for a live in full time position nanny/maid. How do we find one? Where do we advertise?

Millhouse Jun 16th 2016 11:06 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 

Originally Posted by WowEyes (Post 11975153)
I meant for a live in full time position nanny/maid. How do we find one? Where do we advertise?

spinneys supermarket
word of mouth
the agency cleaner will have a sister/friend/cousin

DXBtoDOH Jun 16th 2016 1:14 pm

Re: Where to place ads?
 
Dubai Laundry serves the Jumeira area. They do deliveries and pick up.

Dubai Laundry

Word of warning: all laundries in Dubai only wash in very hot water and with insane amount of detergent, so clothes do become damaged more often (fraying collars on shirts barely a year old for example). If you use a laundry service there is no way around it. Best is to run your own washer and use the laundry service for ironing, or your agency maid to iron.

WowEyes Jun 19th 2016 6:06 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 
Thanks - how do we go about finding out handymen? Carpenters, electricians and the likes to get our paintings hung etc?

mission Jun 19th 2016 6:11 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 

Originally Posted by WowEyes (Post 11977377)
Thanks - how do we go about finding out handymen? Carpenters, electricians and the likes to get our paintings hung etc?

i recently came across an app called 'swiffix' - they do all handy work from electricians, to plumbers, to carpentry, to maintenance etc in Dubai....I haven't used them yet but have had chats with them and I will be trying them out for my AC cleaning and maintenance. They have said all their handymen are fully qualified in their respective fields. I also found them to be very reasonable in their quotes compared to other companies.

mission Jun 19th 2016 7:02 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 
by the way I just made my booking - they will be arriving 12.45pm to sort out my 2 AC units - will update on how they get on.

mission Jun 19th 2016 10:21 am

Re: Where to place ads?
 
so dude has been and gone and seems to have done a pretty good job. I only got charged a total of AED 105 for 2 AC units - every other company I contacted wanted at least AED 150-250 per unit. Based on this experience I would highly recommend this app.


If you do download the app and use their services you will be required to enter your credit card details because they take the payment via that.


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